Youth Religious Education

Registration for the 2019 – 2020 Religious Education program begins May 5. Religious education is offered at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church for ALL St. Francis de Sales parishioners preschool age and older.

Below you will find a Religious Education Volunteer Form. The Religious Education program is taught entirely by very generous volunteers who love the Lord Jesus and want to spread the gospel message.  Please prayerfully consider volunteering. We are always in need of good volunteers!

If you cannot volunteer by being a catechist or aide. Please consider volunteering as a “Religious Ed Intercessor”. The role of the intercessor is to assist in the work of Religious Education through prayer. Intercessors will be asked to lift up in prayer a particular catechist and class throughout the year. Please prayerfully consider participating in this important prayer support!

Please make sure that you fill out both sides of the registration form and return it to the Religious Education office along with the completed emergency contact form. Your registration is not complete without payment. Please note that registration is on a “first come first served” basis, so sign up early to get your preferred class time,

No family will be refused formation in the faith due to the inability to pay for registration. If you request scholarship, please call the RE office or make note on your form.
Please note, the Arlington diocese will be announcing new requirements for all Religious Ed programs within the next year. These requirements include attending RE in the years previous and leading up Sacramental years, to make sure that our children and fully formed and ready to receive the Sacraments. We strongly encourage you to register all of your children to attend classes, or plan to take the homeschool option (book or on-line) for grades 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6. If your child did not take these classes, they will need to be tested to get into the 7th grade.
Joyful Child Atrium and Good Shepherd School are acceptable alternatives to being enrolled in the St. Francis de Sales program.
We tend to lose almost 30% of children after 2nd grade, many do come back for 7th grade Confirmation preparation, but they have lost out on years of faith formation, and we have lost out on their lively presence in our community!
Lastly, we will have an RCIT class this year, for those teens who are not yet confirmed and wish to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. This class is on Monday evening at 6:30-7:45pm.









RCIC/RCIT – for children, 3rd grade or higher or teens who have not yet received their Sacraments







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